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Forum: Bowhunting
08-29-2008, 02:12 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,596
Posted By torridone

RE: For those, that pass on bucks to let them grow...

What I have learned in my 8 years of bowhunting is that if you shoot the first buck you see you will never see the big ones. On opening weekend last year I let a nice eight point go by that I saw the...
Forum: Bowhunting
08-26-2008, 09:53 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 682
Posted By torridone

RE: seeking some help on some Mathews bows

I was faced with the same dilema last Christmas. I went from a Q2 to a Drenalin. I shot both the Drenalin and the DXT, while they both shot great I seemed to like the Drenalin a little more. I also...
Forum: Bowhunting
02-09-2008, 09:26 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 2,745
Posted By torridone

RE: No Mathews fans?

Wis bow hunter is just being a tool, mathews has one of the best warranties in the business. Lifetime to the original purchaser, what more could you ask. I have spoken to three local shops who sell...
Forum: Bowhunting
02-06-2008, 10:23 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,250
Posted By torridone

RE: I can't help myself!!!

I frequent two local Bowshops here in Minneapolis who sell Mathews, Bowtech, Hoyt, and PSE. Both shops sell more Mathews by a good margin than all of the others combined. Especially here in MN you...
Forum: Bowhunting
02-03-2008, 06:30 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 515
Posted By torridone

RE: Back Tension

I am new to thumb trigger releases and just bought one myself (carter chocolate lite). It takes a little practice to get used to the back tension style but I have noticed my groups improving in a...
Forum: Bowhunting
02-03-2008, 06:27 PM
Forum: Bowhunting
02-03-2008, 06:20 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 951
Posted By torridone

RE: Shot the TRUTH 2 !!

The whole bow is just ugly, I can't beleive they are using that as their flag ship this year. I'm a test engineer and not a product marketing exec. but they should have looked at the grip and color...
Forum: Bowhunting
02-03-2008, 06:17 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 987
Posted By torridone

RE: Bear Truth 2

I shot one a couple of weeks ago, I agree if you are going to spend that kind of money you can do a lot better. The draw cycle was a little harsh and there was a good amount of vibration after the...
Forum: Bowhunting
02-03-2008, 06:12 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,054
Posted By torridone

RE: Have any of you seen one of these?

Why do some say shoot it? It belongs here just as much as you or the deer. There have been a couple of sightings here in MN, I am good friends with a local game warden who has a lot of evidence the...
Forum: Bowhunting
01-07-2008, 10:20 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 564
Posted By torridone

Archery elk hunting?

Would like to try archery elk hunting this year. I have been rifle hunting for mule deer in Wyoming and saw my first wild elk, wow!!! I am think of Idaho due to over the counter tag availability....
Forum: Bowhunting
01-03-2008, 06:48 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 838
Posted By torridone

RE: TRU BALL Short N Sweet?

I tried one but just couldn't get used to it. I had a tru ball tornado before that. Some people swear by the short n sweet, I just couldn't seem to get it back far enough to get good trigger contact....
Forum: Bowhunting
12-30-2007, 11:16 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 463
Posted By torridone

RE: X FORCE VS DXT, SWITHBACK XT

I have shot all three, here are my opinions.

DXT- Pretty smooth, i.e. Mathews. It is also fast and is a little jumpy. I recently bought a Drenalin but definately jumped back and fourth between...
Forum: Bowhunting
12-30-2007, 08:45 PM
Replies: 152
Views: 6,885
Posted By torridone

RE: "Baiting Vs. Food Plots"

Food plots are a part of deer management. Any redneck can throw down a pile of corn and shoot the first dumb fawn that walks up. Hunting food plots are intended to not only draw deer in but to help...
Forum: Technical
12-08-2007, 09:51 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 3,489
Posted By torridone

Importance of speed?

Just wondering how important speed is in a hunting setup. I shot the General yesterday and loved it but only got 268fps w/400grn hunting arrow. I'm trying to decide which bow to buy but the faster...
12-07-2007, 07:50 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,808
Posted By torridone

RE: the general

I just shot one tonight. It is smooth with no shock and just sits in your hand after the shot. I was only getting 268fps. with 400g/inch hunting arrows but I'm not sure if that will deter me from...
12-07-2007, 07:45 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 4,534
Posted By torridone

RE: Looking for new bow, (Bowtech, Mathews or Hoyt)

Well, I just got back from the shop. I shot the General, the guardian, the allegience the Kateraand thePSE x-force (just because I could).The kid at the shop even gave me some of his hunting arrows...
12-07-2007, 11:26 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 4,534
Posted By torridone

Looking for new bow, (Bowtech, Mathews or Hoyt)

I'm looking at purchasing a new bow in the next month or two. I think I have it narrowed down to Hoty Katera, Mathews DXT, or Bowtech General. What do you guys think? How important is 20fps? I am...
Forum: Black Powder
11-28-2007, 06:49 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 3,099
Posted By torridone

RE: First muzzleloader season, first muzzleloader deer x2

Thanks Lee, do you know how to check the firing pin length on that rifle? I'm not sure how to take apart the lower breack mechanism (trigger etc.) but may have to look into it.
Forum: Black Powder
11-28-2007, 06:38 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 3,099
Posted By torridone

RE: First muzzleloader season, first muzzleloader deer x2

Thanks guys, he's at the local taxidermist and is going on the wall.

I got them both in Northern MN not far south of Duluth. I was shooting a CVA kodiak magnum that I got for Christmas last...
Forum: Black Powder
11-28-2007, 05:45 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 3,099
Posted By torridone

First muzzleloader season, first muzzleloader deer x2

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First year w/muzzleloader and filled out opening weekend. Shot a doe on Fri. night and this guy on Saturday morning. Biggest buck yet and...
Forum: Black Powder
11-28-2007, 04:59 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 9,306
Posted By torridone

RE: Powerbelt 270grn. Platinum bullet performance

http://img520.imageshack.us/img520/8862/dsc02022cu4.jpg

I've been hunting for many years and this is my best buck yet.It was opening weekend of my first muzzleloader season and I got both a buck...
Forum: Black Powder
11-28-2007, 04:41 PM
Forum: Black Powder
11-28-2007, 12:11 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 9,306
Posted By torridone

RE: Powerbelt 270grn. Platinum bullet performance

Are you using loose or pellets? I was using the pellets and of course was not aware that they did not like 150grns. of powder. My barrel is a .50 cal. Is 270grn bullet a little much? I don't expect...
Forum: Black Powder
11-28-2007, 11:59 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 9,306
Posted By torridone

Powerbelt 270grn. Platinum bullet performance

I am new to muzzleloading and was recommended to use the powerbelt 270grn. platinum bullets. I recently have read some posts on here complaining about the performance etc. of these bullets. I shot...
Forum: Bowhunting
10-23-2006, 06:26 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,265
Posted By torridone

RE: Best, lightest climber? Need advice.

I have had the API bow hunter for a few years now. I realy like it so far. It's under 20 lbs. and easy to setup quick and quiet.
Forum: Bowhunting
10-18-2006, 06:24 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,960
Posted By torridone

RE: Is shooting a deer across the fence without permission considered "poaching"?

I grew up in the country but currently live in the city so I have been raised with a respect for other peoples property. Indicating that he didn't see any no trespassing signs is B.S. It is your...
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